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U.S. Bank hired Fisher and Fisher, attorneys at law, to handle the foreclosure of its $140,000 residential mortgage loan to 69-year-old Mattie Sullivan-Moore, taken out in 2001. The law firm specializes in representing mortgage lenders in more than 4,000 foreclosure cases per year. Working on behalf of U.S. Bank, Fisher and Fisher handled the foreclosure of Sullivan-Moore's home at 7744 S. Carpenter St. But the proceedings got off to a bad start when the foreclosure papers incorrectly stated the address as 7742 S. Carpenter. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. As a result, Sullivan-Moore never received notice of the foreclosure proceedings before the foreclosure judgment was entered, her home was sold, and she was evicted. The foreclosure action contained the correct legal description of the property, but incorrectly listed the address as 7742 S. Carpenter, a house owned by Donna Lillybirde. Not surprisingly, a process server was unable to personally find and serve Sullivan-Moore ...